Refusal of PM
I am new here. On December 26th of 2018 I was told I have to have a pacemaker implanted at the end of January 2019. I am 39 years old I have 3rd degree AV block and the doctor says I have the heart of an 80 year old man. Apparently it looks genetic related. I am seriously debating if I am going to refuse the p.m. or follow through with it. There are many reasons I do not want to do it including the doctor doesn't have great reviews nor does the hospital that I am supposed to have it done at. I have seen mixed reviews of the doctor some websites says got a 4.0 or better rating some sites got less than a 4.0 rating. The Hospital rating is roughly about 3.9 I would prefer a rating of at least 4.3 or better. Also I have a question if anybody knows how to put on CPAP full face mask alone without help and without using their left arm at all I have severe sleep apnea and cannot go a night without my CPAP? And one more question I have is while the leads are being placed inside my heart what would happen if my body jumps as it sometimes does for no reason?
You know you're wired when...
You have a maintenance schedule just like your car.
I am not planning on letting any of this shorten my life. I am planning on living a long happy battery operated life. You never know maybe it will keep me alive longer. I sure know one thing I would have been dead before starting school without it.